The Training Manager’s Guide to Improving Employee Performance

As a training manager, improving employee performance is arguably one of your most important tasks. The performance of your trainees during and after their training reflects how well you have done your job. So if you need help improving employee performance then the following guide will provide you with five tips on how to do it.

 

The Complete Guide to Improving Employee Performance

1. Remember That It’s Not Just About Improving Employee Performance

Employee performance is not always about employee performance. Sometimes, it can also refer to employee engagement and morale. In this sense, your role as training manager extends beyond teaching and training. You can also consider yourself as a kind of career adviser, because it will be your duty to explain to your trainees how their training will affect their future in the company.
 
2. Follow Up On All The Lessons

Follow up on all previous lessons and courses to help trainees retain what they’ve learned is key when improving employee performance. Reviewing certain ideas and terms, for example, will allow trainees to remember things that they might otherwise have forgotten during the course of their training, and this can have a positive influence in their performance later on.
 
3. Simplify The Training Process As Much As Possible

Complicated concepts and ideas often need to be simplified in order to reduce the stress of learning. The idea is that by simplifying complex ideas, trainees are able to retain more of what they have learned than if they were simply taught large amounts of abstract concepts. A good example is the use of visual guides to explain complex information. For example, a series of data about production quotas can more easily be explained if they are shown in the form of a graph. Another good example is the use of live demonstrations of complex tasks. By making complex ideas more concrete, trainees will be able to know how to perform their tasks in the correct way, thus leading to improved performance in the workplace.
 
4. Organize Performance Evaluations

In order to improve employee performance, you will actually need to know how they are performing. This is why you will need to organize regular performance evaluations for your trainees whenever the need presents itself. Evaluations are particularly useful for evaluating the effects of training on personnel. Not only are such evaluations important for assessing your employees’ performance before and after training, they can also tell you which areas of the training process needs to be improved.
 
5. Provide Your Personnel With Additional Learning Resources
 
Finally, you should provide your personnel with additional learning materials. These materials will encourage them to self-study and to analyze what they’ve learned on their own. A couple of good examples include employee training videos and employee training articles, because they allow trainees to further explore subjects and topics which have not been covered in their training course. Another good option is websites which are devoted exclusively to personnel training and development. A good example of this is the site Training Station, which helps you in improving employee performances.

Jason Silberman
Jason is the former Lead Author & Editor of TrainingStation Blog
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